Get ready to immerse yourself in the 2007 Credit
Union Royale at the Delaware Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting and Trade Show. The event will again
be held at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach on April19-21.
This year’s theme is a spoof of the popular secret agent movies. The organizer
of this year’s event, Jane Blonde, carries the alias of Agent 2007. Her mission, in conjunction with
other League staff, is to provide you with the most up-to-date products, services, and credit union information
during this three-day event.
Thursday, April 19, participants will be able to put their golf skills to the test at
the annual golf outing, held at the Rookery in Milton. That evening, CUNA Mutual Group will sponsor a decision-maker’s
reception at the Crabbers’ Cove.
To help credit unions rise to the challenges they face today, the League will host the
traditional trade show, with many products and services to provide to your members.
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[This article was first published in the Delaware League’s annual “Credit
International Credit Union Day Supplement” on October 18, 2005. The article has been updated to include
volunteers that credit unions identified after the article appeared. We apologize to any volunteers who
are not listed. Also in the past year, several volunteers have retired and a few have passed away. However,
we continue to pay tribute to all these individuals and their service to Delaware credit unions.]
They’ve been called the backbone of the credit union movement, the unsung heroes
of a business that uses democracy and service as its guiding principle: volunteers. In Delaware, nearly
500 people donate their time and expertise to credit unions, and nationwide the number is over 107,500.
How much is that worth? Recent statistics by the Independent Sector says each volunteer
hour is worth $18.04 (based on the average hourly wage of non-management workers from the Bureau of Labor
statistics). However, the monetary value is even greater in that credit union volunteers receive no remuneration
for their service, as compared to the directors of banks. Since credit unions are non-profit financial cooperatives,
this additional savings eventually returns to the credit unions’ members.
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